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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement reminds citizens to review Delaware and federal regulations before posting fish or wildlife parts for sale

DNREC News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:58
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – Over the past 10 days, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers investigated two separate cases involving illegal possession and attempted sale of prohibited fish or wildlife parts.

Statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season to open Oct 10

DNREC News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:54
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – The October muzzleloader deer hunting season opens on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 18, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Texas Receives More Than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for University of Texas Medical Branch Mitigation Measures

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:46

DENTON, Texas – The state of Texas has received more than $1.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for mitigation measures for a University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) building.

Hurricane Ike damaged the UTMB Customs House, also known as the 1700 Strand Building, in 2008. These mitigation measures will protect it from potential future storm damage.

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FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:53

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $2.35 million to the state of Washington to help pay for disaster-related repair costs of the Okanogan County Public Utilities District (PUD).

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FEMA Mitigation Specialists Continue Outreach in Yakima

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:50

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters. 

The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes. They can also answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

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Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:45

Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team (ETART) is a multijurisdictional, interdisciplinary team formed jointly by FEMA and the State of Washington in response to the 2014 Central Washington wildfires to address the threat of flooding, mudslides, debris flows and other erosion over the approximately 415 square miles of burned lands.(For a landownership breakdown, see the following map and chart.)

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State record 17 pound sheepshead caught from fishing boat out of Lewes

DNREC News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:25
LEWES (Oct. 8, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 17.1-pound sheepshead caught on Sept. 29. The fish was 28 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.

Blackbird Creek Reserves Oct 18 fall festival to celebrate Delawares outdoor treasures

DNREC News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:17
TOWNSEND (Oct. 8, 2014) – Autumn’s vibrant foliage, the pristine waters and lush landscape of Blackbird Creek Reserve will be showcased 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. The festival will be held, rain or shine, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve – 801 Blackbird Landing Road near Townsend – one of the most treasured natural areas in Delaware.

Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Agencies Receive More than $1.2 Million in FEMA Grants to Assist with Flood Mapping Activities

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:33

DENTON, Texas — Agencies in Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma have been awarded more than $1.2 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) program and pay for efforts to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

The cities and agencies that received the grants include:

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Texas Cities and Agencies Receive More than $2.3 Million in FEMA Grants to Assist with Flood Mapping Activities

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:30

DENTON, Texas — Cities and agencies in Texas have been awarded more than $2.3 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) program and pay for efforts to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

The cities and agencies that received the grants include:

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FDRC Initiative Brings Colleges, Towns Together For Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:24

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- It started with an emergency grant request. Then a marketing plan needed to be developed. Dunes needed repair and construction permits needed to be filed. Then someone decided a wastewater feasibility study was worth pursuing.

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FEMA Mitigation Teams Offer Free Rebuilding Information

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:32

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from future storms have the opportunity to meet with mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mitigation specialists are in Wayne County to provide rebuilding information from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. Oct. 6 through Oct. 19 at the Walmart Supercenter, 7555 Telegraph Road in Taylor. They will be available every day except Thursdays.

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Gov. Markell signs three bills to help spur brownfields development,while safeguarding Delaware’s groundwater and protecting public health

DNREC News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:27
WILMINGTON (Oct. 6, 2014) – On a former brownfield site that’s now a WSFS Bank branch location, Gov. Jack Markell today signed legislation that enhances the state’s capabilities for transforming environmentally-impaired properties while also better protecting public health and groundwater resources from hazardous releases.

Free workshop on stormwater pond maintenance set for Nov 12

DNREC News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:00
GEORGETOWN (Oct. 7, 2014) - Sussex County property owners who want to learn more about how to maintain stormwater ponds are invited by the Sussex Conservation District to attend a free workshop on Wednesday evening, Nov. 12. The workshop will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 East State Street, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Recent DNREC scrap tire recycling drop-off day in Middletown collects 27 tons of tires

DNREC News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:36
DOVER (Oct. 7, 2014) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, recently sponsored its 12th scrap tire drop-off day in the state and netted 27 tons of old and disused tires for recycling. While the event late last month in Middletown wasn’t among the program’s largest turnouts, it was still successful in removing almost 2,300 scrap tires from the state’s landscape

Four FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers Open and Ready to Assist

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:11

WARREN, Mich. – Four disaster recovery centers are opening tomorrow to assist residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties who suffered damages and losses in the August 11-13 severe storms and flooding.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Mexico Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:50

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of New Mexico.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for New Mexico

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:48

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Mexico to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 27 to August 5, 2014.

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Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas Receive FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:15

DENTON, Texas — Agencies in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas have received $412,267 in Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Houma, Louisiana Fire Department’s grant totals $28,595 and pays for smoke alarms, extinguishers and an inflatable fire house.

The grants in Oklahoma include:

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“Crazy Costume Dash” at Lums Pond State Park to help support the Children in Nature initiative

DNREC News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:25
BEAR (Oct. 06, 2014) - Families, friends, individuals and children are invited to compete in “The Crazy Costume Dash,” a fun run for athletes of all ages and abilities, on Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and the race begins at 3 p.m. Registration is open through the day of the race. Adults’ fee is $30, children 7-12 are $10, and kids 6 and under are admitted free of charge. $10 from each paid registration will go toward Delaware State Parks’ Environmental Education programs.